Virus alert -Forwarded

Simon Henderson simonize at
Sat Aug 30 09:32:39 EDT 1997

>>>Subject: Virus alert
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>>>WARNING!!!!!! If you receive an e-mail titled "JOIN THE  CREW" DO NOT
>>>open it!
>>>It will erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive! Send this letter out to as
>>>many people you can.......this is a new virus and not many people know
>>>about it!
>>>This information was received this morning from IBM, please share it with
>>>anyone that might access the Internet.
>>>Also, if anyone receives mail entitled; PENPAL GREETINGS! please delete
>>>it WITHOUT reading it!!  This is a warning for all Internet users - there
>>>is a dangerous virus propagating across the Internet through an e-mail
>>>message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!".
>>>This message appears to be a friendly letter asking you if you are
>>>interested in a penpal, but by the time you read this letter, it is too
>>>late. The trojan horse" virus will have already infected the boot
>>>sector of your hard drive, destroying all of the data present.  It is a
>>>self-replicating virus, and once the message is read, it will
>>>AUTOMATICALLY forward itself to anyone who's e-mail address is
>>>present in YOUR mailbox!
>>>This virus will DESTROY your hard drive, and holds the potential to
>>>DESTROY the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in your in box, and who's
>>>mail is in  their in box and so on.  If this virus keeps getting passed,
>>>it has the potential to do a great deal of DAMAGE to computer networks
>>>Please, delete the message entitled "PENPAL GREETINGS!" as soon as you
>>>see it!  And pass this message along to all of your friends, relatives
>>>and the other readers of the newsgroups and mailing lists which you are
>>>on so that they are not hurt by this dangerous virus!!!!
>>>Please pass this along to everyone you know so this can be stopped.
>>>There is a new virus going arround in the last couple of days!!!
>>>DO NOT open or even look at any mail that you get that says: "Returned or
>>>Unable to Deliver" This virus will attach itself to your computer
>>>components and render them useless. Immediately delete any mail items
>>>that says this. AOL has said this is a very danderous virus, and there is
>>>NO remedy for it at this time, Please Be Careful, And forward to all your
>>>on-line friends A.S.A.P.
>>>Forward this A.S.A.P. to every single person you know!!!!!!!!!
>>>Bud Rankin
>>>Principal, INDESTRA
>>>Pho: (425) 776-4756
>>>Fax: (425) 776-4756
>>>Email: INDESTRA at

Simon Henderson
Bamboo People
322 N. 82nd St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 784-3069
Email: simonize at

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